What is Polo talking about with Santa? And why does Santa look so glum? Could it be because the Arctic ice is melting?!
Polo the Bear, hero of the widely acclaimed comic ‘The Adventures of Polo the Bear: a Story of Climate Change’, stars again in this funny, vividly illustrated children’s book to gently uncover some hard truths behind today’s Climate Emergency in a way that children from age 6 can understand and positively engage with.
The book includes a glossary of main climate change terms designed to help young (and not so young) readers understand the essential drivers of today's climate crisis and what they and their families can do to become leaders towards a greener, healthier future.
A perfect Christmas present at a time when caring about our planet has never been more important!
After having developed his conservation career in such exciting places as Bolivia, Mexico, Ecuador (including the Galápagos islands) and Colombia Alan decided in August 2018 to quit his job and launch himself 100% towards his first true vocation: having by now published three full-length comic books respectively about natural history, evolution and climate change Alan's dream is to become a best-selling author of comics that combine fiction, non-fiction, humour, satire and adventure in order to educate, entertain, and inspire personal engagement towards bettering our world.
The first of a couple of failed attempts to get Santa's sleigh off the ground on account of slushy ice. The Arctic sea ice is melting at an unprecedented rate, and it came to me that I could illustrate this as a particular problem for Santa and his mission to take off with a present-loaded sleigh. If sleighs really could fly and were powered by reindeer muscle, they probably wouldn't get airborne in melting, slushy snow and ice on account of too much drag. This page introduces the 'climate change' problem in a graphic way that kids will be able to respond to. If they feel distressed, that makes the story worth reading on!